Apply for the Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified Examination

The next opportunity to take the HEC-C exam is November 1-30, 2023. The application process opens on June 1, 2023. The initial deadline to submit an application is on September 11, 2023. We will accept late applications from September 12 to September 25, 2023 with a late fee.

Exam Fees

ASBH member $495
Non-member $695
Late fee $100

Testing Options

If your application is approved, you will receive a notice via email that will allow you to schedule your examination via remote proctoring or at the testing center of your choice. Testing centers are located in the U.S. and Canada, each maintaining its own schedule based on overall demand and scheduling constraints. Some centers have a limited schedule or limited seating. See the candidate handbook for more information on examination scheduling and check the Meazure Leaning website to see where your nearest testing center is located.

How to Apply

  1. Review the candidate handbook prior to completing the application. Follow the instructions given, and address any questions to the HCEC Certification Commission at 847.375.4745 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Failure to follow the instructions can lead to the denial of an application.
  2. Review the eligibility requirements. DO NOT submit an application before you have satisfied all eligibility requirements.
  3. Download the application, complete it electronically, and save it.
  4. Upload the application and complete the payment.
    1. Once you have completed the application, access your ASBH account ("My Account"). Note: If you are a current or former ASBH member, have attended a meeting, or have purchased a product, you already have an ASBH online account. If you do not recall your user name or password, please call 847.375.4745 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. If you do not have an account associated with ASBH, you will be asked to set up a free account.
    2. Once you have accessed your account, click on "Certification Application" (left-side menu), then click on the button "Add a New Document" to upload the application.
    3. Click on "Pay Now" to complete the payment.
    4. Your application is not considered complete until it has been uploaded and payment has been received by the ASBH.

Mac users: You must use Adobe Reader to complete this application. If you have not already downloaded Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe website for instructions on how to download it to your device.


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